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Faux Stained Glass 


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Faux Stained Glass 

Written By: Mark Montano 


Hot glue gun (1) 
Marker (1) 
Scissors (1) 


Plastic folders (1) 

Transparent plastic folders in different 
colors. Most office supply or dollar 
stores carry them. 

Silver glue sticks (1) 


Paper (1) 

Large sheet of paper on which to draw 

your design. 


I certainly appreciate the craftsmanship of stained glass, but I've come up with something 
that gives a similar effect without the prerequisite labor. Though it may not look exactly like 
stained glass, it's a quick and easy rendition that easily jazzes up my windows. 

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Step 1 — Draw your design. 

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• Draw your design on a large piece 
of paper with a thick marker. This 
will allow you to see it under the 
plastic pieces. 

Step 2 — Pick your colors. 

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• Decide which colors go where, then 
lay your plastic folders over your 
drawing and start tracing the 
shapes. Use 2 colors together to 
create different colors, such as 
blue and red to make purple, just 
as with paint. 

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Step 3 — Cut and place color pieces. 

• Cut out your shapes and place them on your drawing. 

• Once all the pieces are cut out and placed on the design, tape them together with very 
small pieces of tape. Fold over the end of the tape so it's easy to remove while you work. 

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Step 4 — Glue your window together. 

• Using your hot glue gun, glue your 
pieces together along the seams 
where they meet. Wipe off the tip of 
the glue gun regularly with an old 
rag to keep your beads of glue 

• Glue all around the edges of your 
stained glass piece to give it a 
finished edge. 

• Using small pieces of tape, place 
the faux stained glass on your 
window to position it where you 
want it. 

• Using tiny beads of clear hot glue, 
adhere the stained glass piece to 
your window every 5" or so. You 
can easily remove it when it's time 
for a change. 

This project first appeared in CRAFT Volume 08 . page 88. 

This document was last generated on 2012-10-31 11 :30:27 PM. 

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